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Ri Investment Head Appointed Director of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce


Above: Riverside Inverclyde's Andrew Bowman

Riverside Inverclyde’s (Ri) head of business investment and operations, Andrew Bowman has been appointed as a Director with Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Andrew’s appointment has been confirmed in an attempt to align Ri and ICC’s promotional and event activities for businesses in Inverclyde as well as assisting with the creation of a future strategy for ICC. 

The alignment of the two organisations will also aim to develop growth of the ICC’s membership across Inverclyde.

“It is an honour to be appointed as a Director of this historic 205 year organisation – it is a very proud day."

Andrew Bowman 

Incoming ICC President - Gavin McDonagh - replaced outgoing president Linda Scott at ICC’s Annual General Meeting in June 2018 held at Gourock Golf Club.  Today’s announcement marks his first appointment since taking charge of ICC.

Above: Gavin McDonagh

Mr McDonagh said:

“We are delighted to have someone of the calibre of Andrew join our board."

"We are aware of his hard work and successes with Ri and I am confident his enthusiasm and experience will help drive ICC to provide further benefits to our membership and the local business community.”

On accepting the role, Andrew said:

“It is an honour to be appointed as a Director of this historic 205 year organisation – it is a very proud day.  Inverclyde has a rich business heritage but most importantly, a very bright future and working together we can achieve more.”

“I’d like to thank Gavin for the opportunity and look forward to working with him and the other Directors to help deliver further growth and success for Inverclyde businesses.”

Having grown up in Gourock, Andrew joined Riverside Inverclyde in August 2016 and is responsible for securing new investment into the Inverclyde area and encouraging growth within existing businesses leading to job creation.  

Andrew spent the 7 previous years at Zurich Insurance where he grew to Strategic Assistant of the Zurich Municipal business in London. 

Andrew studied at GCU and lives in Greenock with his wife and two children.

For further details about Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce, visit: http://inverclydechamber.co.uk

 

Published: 29 June 2018